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There is also a chapter on my family’s journey with Jai’s birth.
We had 2 children before I became pregnant with Jai. Anjali was 8 and Tarun was 6, when we learned about Jai’s arrival. The pregnancy was somewhat different than my other two pregnancies. A little less movement, a bit more fatigue. I had just turned 35 when I become pregnant with Jai. The antenatal visits were always normal. We performed the maternal serum test with this pregnancy as we had done with the other two pregnancies. I never gave it a second thought. I was in my office at the naturopathic college when I received the call from Judy, my midwife. She told me that the maternal serum testing identified me as having a risk of 1 in 214 whereas, women my age, the risk was 1 in 250 for carrying a child with Down Syndrome. This doesn’t seem like a huge difference, but call it woman’s intuition, I needed to know.